YAHOO - A proud father for the third time, Ogie Alcasid announced that his wife, Songbird Regine Velasquez has given birth to their firsborn son, Nathaniel James.
Ogie told Yahoo! Philippines OMG! that the birth of his son is a "blessing from God" hence the name Nathaniel "which means gift from God."
Asked what he felt when Regine gave birth, Ogie simply replied "blessed".
Ogie also said that "mom and baby are safe" and that Regine's delivery was through Caesarian section.
In his Twitter post on Tuesday night, November 8, Ogie revealed, "At 7:47pm nov 8,2011. God gave us Nathianel James. Thank you for the prayers. God bless you all!"
The couple was married last December 22, 2010 at a beach resort in Punta Fuego, Nasugbu Batangas.
Ogie added in a separate tweet that Regine fully completed her 36-week term of pregnancy.
Ogie has two daughters from his first marriage with former Miss Australia, Michelle Van Eimeren.
Leo Dominguez, Ogie's talent manager, told Yahoo! Philippines OMG! that Regine giving birth on November 8 "was unexpected." He said they thought "next week pa."
Leo said he was "happy and excited na 'uncle' or 'tito' ulit" with Ogie's new baby.